Mercy Now. Self-Compassion in the Age of Anxiety

Mercy Now. Self-Compassion in the Age of Anxiety

”Every living thing could use a little mercy now….. We hang in the balance dangle ‘tween hell and hallowed ground. And every single one of us could use some mercy now.” — Mercy Now by Mary Gauthier I was reminded of this song on writer Glennon Doyle’s Instagram...
Stay awkward! No, really.

Stay awkward! No, really.

Some weeks are messy. If you’re trying something new, it’s messy and awkward at first and often feels impossible. There are weeks as a teacher and writer that I feel like a 2-year-old learning to speak so others can understand me. I’m feeling it in some ways this...
Letting Curiosity Lead

Letting Curiosity Lead

C U R I O S I T Y ✨ I’ve been thinking about it as a thread that leads us into our own path. Curiosity invites in the mystery of life. We can’t always explain what draws us to something and often we only know once we follow our curiosity through. ✨ I snapped this pic...

What Mask Do You Wear?

In Yoga for Life: A Journey to Inner Peace and Freedom, yoga teacher Colleen Saidman Yee writes in a line that gets to the raw heart of authenticity: The term Satya means “truthfulness” in Sanskrit. So many of us are lying to ourselves; we’re putting...

Stepping out of last year's story

I keep seeing stories on wellness and yogi websites about the importance of dropping stories. I’ve said it myself in class. And while it’s what we all want, it’s really hard to actually do. Stories are insidious. We bury them deep within ourselves as...